The Big Year

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"Everyone is searching for something."
  • PG
  • 2011
  • 6.2  (47,185)
  • 53

The Big Year is a 2011 comedy movie based on the book of the same name. The movie features three main characters: Brad Harris (Jack Black), Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), and Stu Preissler (Steve Martin). The movie revolves around the competitive world of birdwatching, also known as birding. Brad is an ordinary guy who is passionate about birding and dreams of being the best birder in the world. Kenny is a notorious birder renowned for setting records and is determined to break the world record of spotting the most bird species in a year. Stu is a successful businessman who is retiring from his job to pursue his lifelong passion for birding.

The movie starts with all three birders vying for the title of the ultimate birder. They each embark on a journey to see the most number of bird species in a year. They travel across the United States and Canada to pursue their dream of breaking the record.

Throughout their journey, the three birders face several challenges. They encounter harsh weather conditions, equipment failure, and other obstacles that threaten their progress. However, their passion for birding keeps them going. They also encounter various birders who share their passion for birding and learn valuable lessons from them.

Apart from their love for birding, the three main characters have personal challenges to overcome. Brad is struggling with his relationship with his wife, who wants him to give up his passion for birding. Kenny is having trouble with his wife, who is tired of his obsession with birding. Stu is trying to adjust to his retirement and the changes in his life.

The movie features some beautiful landscapes and stunning shots of birds as the three birders pursue their passion. The audience gets to see a glimpse of the world of birding, which is a fascinating subculture of the naturalist community.

As the year comes to an end, the three birders are faced with a tough decision. Will they sacrifice everything to break the world record or will they embrace the true spirit of birding?

The Big Year is a heartwarming and entertaining movie that explores the themes of passion, competition, and friendship. The three main characters are portrayed brilliantly by Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin, and their performances make the movie a must-watch.

Overall, The Big Year is an enjoyable and uplifting movie that will appeal to birders and non-birders alike. It is a movie that reminds us to pursue our passions, live in the moment, and find joy in the simple things in life.

The Big Year is a 2011 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 53.

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